• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1248.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Pentax XG-1 advantages over Panasonic ZS60

  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,248 mm vs 720 mm
    Capture objects farther away

Panasonic ZS60 advantages over Pentax XG-1

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 320 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Thinner
    38 mm vs 96 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    282g vs 567g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.4 fps vs 9.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm S1

Pentax XG-1
Fujifilm S1
  • $336
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic ZS60
Fujifilm S1
  • $424
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Fujifilm S9400W

Pentax XG-1
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $336
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • Longer exposure
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Longer stills battery life
Panasonic ZS60
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $424
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony HX400V

Pentax XG-1
Sony HX400V
  • $336
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Panasonic ZS60
Sony HX400V
  • $424
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Nikon A900

Pentax XG-1
Nikon A900
  • $336
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic ZS60
Nikon A900
  • $424
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC

Compared to Panasonic ZS70

Pentax XG-1
Panasonic ZS70
  • $336
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
Panasonic ZS60
Panasonic ZS70
  • $424
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
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